The community at Middle Lagoon welcome you to Nature's Hideaway...
The Howard Family set up Nature's Hideaway at Middle Lagoon in 1996 as a tucked away holiday destination overlooking a spectacularly isolated white beach bay.
The family have a deep affection for this unique and unforgettable countryside. Over the years they have expanded the operation and there are now five family members working in the business.
Originally most of the visitors were "locals" from Broome, but today people from all over the world come to share in Middle Lagoon's natural beauty, peace and wonderfully relaxed way of life.
Middle Lagoon covers 26 hectares of prime beachfront land, and the community will welcome you as one of their own. Take a seat overlooking the beautiful ocean and enjoy getting to know the people that call this place home...
How to get here
Middle Lagoon is 180 kilometres north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula. Allow for at least two and a half hours to travel to Middle Lagoon from Broome - an entertaining morning's drive on a wide, pindan red road that runs past giant anthills through thick, green bush alive with the colours and sounds of the teeming Kimberley bush. Heading north on the Cape Leveque Road, the Middle Lagoon turnoff is on your left after Beagle Bay. Middle Lagoon is 40 kilometres from the turnoff. It is well signposted.
You'll need a four wheel drive, and if you don't have one there are a number of hire car companies represented in Broome. Check with the Broome Visitor Centre for details on 08 9192 2222.
We recommend that you check the road conditions with the Broome Visitor Centre (08 9192 2222) or the Shire of Broome before departing, as driving conditions can vary, and wet weather can result in closure of the road.
Broome is 2200 kilometres drive north of Perth and 1900 kilometres west of Darwin - several days drive from either of these starting points.
Qantas, Virgin Blue and Skywest fly frequently between Broome and Perth, Darwin, Kununurra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. There are also a number of regional airlines linking Broome with other Kimberley towns, the Pilbara and Darwin.
Bus services run daily between Broome and both Perth and Darwin. Many backpacker companies also provide bus tours from Darwin to Perth and return passing through Broome.
Even if you're coming to Nature's Hideaway at Middle Lagoon to get away from it all, you'll still need a few of life's necessities. So we provide:
- A shop with plenty of bait, ice, firewood, drinks and icecreams.
- Washing machines.
- Showers and toilets with hot water.
- Boat launching facilities.
- A public phone and phone cards (limited Next G mobile range).
What you'll need
Because we're such a tiny, remote community, there are some things you'll need to bring with you:
- Your own bed linen unless in Cabin 5 which is fully self contained.
- Fishing and snorkelling gear.
- A boat (optional).
- Food, drinks and toiletries.
- Alcohol cannot be purchased anywhere on the Dampier Peninsula.
- Fuel is available at Beagle Bay, or north of Middle Lagoon at One Arm Point, Lombadina and Djarindjin. Some work on a card system and cards must be purchased when the offices are open.
- Permits are not required but bookings are essential all year round.